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Mansewerz
08-08-2009, 03:04 PM
By signature shots, I don't mean the best shot, but I mean the shot everyone can identify a player with.

I can think of these so far.

Federer-Backhand flick passing shot
Sampras-Running Forehand
Safin-Jumping Backhand

Ambivalent
08-08-2009, 03:11 PM
Sampras's would probably be the jumping overhead. Lots of players have running backhands but no one quite hits their overhead like that.
There's the Nadal forehand (of course).

deltox
08-08-2009, 03:12 PM
By signature shots, I don't mean the best shot, but I mean the shot everyone can identify a player with.

I can think of these so far.

Federer-Backhand flick passing shot
Sampras-Running Forehand
Safin-Jumping Backhand

another easy one is

Roddick - Serve

More...
Monfils - Sliding Forehand
Gonzo - Flat Forehand
Federer - Overhead Curving back into court shot
Fabrice - Topspin Lob


thats all i can think of atm

Booyah
08-08-2009, 03:12 PM
Roddick=Serve.
Agassi=inside out forehand.

edberg505
08-08-2009, 03:13 PM
By signature shots, I don't mean the best shot, but I mean the shot everyone can identify a player with.

I can think of these so far.

Federer-Backhand flick passing shot
Sampras-Running Forehand
Safin-Jumping Backhand

No matter how many times I see that shot being hit, I am always in awe of it.

Ballinbob
08-08-2009, 03:15 PM
Gasquet's backhand down the line passing shot. See his semi match at wimbledon 2 years ago, he was amazing

Whenever i think dtl passing shots, i think gasquet

Andyk028
08-08-2009, 03:25 PM
James Blake's bashing forehand

フェデラー
08-08-2009, 03:38 PM
Federer inside in forehand obviously. No one will run around balls like he does.

FlamEnemY
08-08-2009, 03:46 PM
Federer's scissors- jump on the forehand. Beautiful motion.
His overhead sliced smash lob ( lol )

Djokovic's DTL backhand.

Santoro's ... everything.

TennisNinja
08-08-2009, 04:10 PM
Sampras's would probably be the jumping overhead. Lots of players have running backhands but no one quite hits their overhead like that.
There's the Nadal forehand (of course).

Agreed. The pistol pete overhead.

Fedfan1234
08-08-2009, 04:53 PM
Federer-backhand flick is the best, but does he really have just one? I think his backhand slice is pretty sick as well. Or his backhand slice defensive lob. Or maybe his backhand smash. Or his drop shot return of serve.
Nadal-double handed top spin backhand passing shot
Hewitt-lob
Roddick-flat serve
Sampras-dunk smash or backhand down the line
Safin-Jumping Backhand
Gonzalez-Forehand
Blake- Forehand
Nalbandian-two-handed backhand down-the-line
Krajicek- Serve
Ivanisevic-Serve
Henman-volley
Agassi-return winner

xukuru
08-08-2009, 05:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LJ764aQaqI&feature=related

ubermeyer
08-08-2009, 05:06 PM
djokovic- drop shot
karlovic- serve
roddick- serve
gasquet- backhand

wasta
08-08-2009, 05:11 PM
I think Federers run & jump volley is a beauty =D

yung goon
08-08-2009, 05:13 PM
nadals forehand is easily recognizable. mostly because the racquet swing goes around his head alot

FedFan_2009
08-08-2009, 05:29 PM
Federer - forehand up the line a sick shot when it's on and all the other ones mentioned

smack that
08-08-2009, 05:40 PM
Federer inside in forehand obviously. No one will run around balls like he does.

i agree with this

also feds pause forehand when his opponent is running to the other side he waits till the last second and hits it

egn
08-08-2009, 06:18 PM
Santoro's ... everything.

Nobody has a signature shot because Santoro has done them all.

Gaudio2004
08-08-2009, 06:22 PM
Safin kick-jump backhand.

lawrence
08-08-2009, 06:22 PM
hewitts topspin lob

sh@de
08-08-2009, 07:05 PM
Nadal's forehand sure as hell looks cool :D
Fed's backhand flick
Pete's slam dunk
Roddick with his serve

darthpwner
08-08-2009, 08:19 PM
Sampras slam dunk
Federer backhand flick
Nadal topspin/sidespin forehand
Roddick serve
Goran serve
Becker dive volley
Edberg volley

Dark_Angel85
08-08-2009, 10:21 PM
Sampras - 2nd serve, dunks
Karlovic, Goran, Roddick - serves and 1st serves
Agassi - Returns
Nalbandian, Gasquet - Backhand deep to the baseline
Federer - Forehand angled short crosses
Henman - drop volleys
Chang - underhanded serve
Graf - slice backhand
Gonzo - whackamammie forehand down the line
Monfils - sliding forehand
Nadal - curved down the line banana forehand
Santoro - double fisted forehand
Safin - jump backhand


these are shots where most opponents would look out for when playing with them

ShooterMcMarco
08-08-2009, 10:23 PM
I think another one of Fed's signature shots is the fadeaway inside out forehand.

jamesblakefan#1
08-08-2009, 11:04 PM
James Blake's bashing forehand

Blake-THE TWEENER

vs lopez: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFrcvK***do
vs Fed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xihCbifnt0s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idjb86udmA4

herosol
08-09-2009, 12:01 AM
I think another one of Fed's signature shots is the fadeaway inside out forehand.

yea thats what i always think of when i imagine a federer moment.

graceful. beautiful. tears of joy worthy.

OliverSimon
08-09-2009, 12:04 AM
The Wawrinka backhand :)

dragonfire
08-09-2009, 03:24 AM
murray - pushing

maximo
08-09-2009, 03:25 AM
murray - pushing

Dragonfire - Hate machine/Manny Pacquiao P4P/Galactico. :roll:

Roland
08-09-2009, 04:52 AM
Federer-Baseline half-volley sharply angled Flick backhand pass.(It's amazing how many times I've seen him pull this shot off)

Nadal - Outside the doubles alley passing shots off either side.

Murray - I think of a backhand that never. ever. seems to miss (or 20 other shots that aren't all the same ,but require the same incredible feel and timing, and would mostly be considered touch shots)

Roddick - The explosive 1st serve (esp. Down the middle)

Novak - His service motion sticks out to me (I really feel like he doesn't have a signature shot,as much as a really solid all round game)

Potro - Lanky, flat forehands at the speed of sound.